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>> thank you so most. >> are we eating soon or what? >> i wish. let me tell you. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour this is al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha and here is what is coming up, in the next 60 minutes. turkey and the eu come up with a new plan for refugees but there is little hope for these people stuck at a closed border. tunisia prime minister says attack on a border town is an act of terrorism with i.s.i.l.
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emirate. >> i'm in a mine in east india and are still using children to extract coal. i have all the sport including. >> i made a huge mistake. >> russia's maria sharapova admits she failed a drug test. ♪ turkey has made a bold proposal to stop the flow of refugees to the european union, ankara offering to take back refugees in greece in return for more money and other echl u -- eu concessions and we report from brussels. >> at the end of a long day and night the break they hoped for the eu reached an agreement with turkey that they believe marks the beginning of the end of europe's refugee crisis. >> this is a real game changer,
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the days of regular migration to europe are over. >> our objective is to discourage illegal migration to prevent human smugglers to help people who want to come to europe to and encouraging legal migration. >> reporter: the agreement means that in future turkey will take back all those making the periless and illegal journey from the aegean sea to greece and one refugee from tam ps in turkey will be resettled in europe thus opening an illegal route of entry and wanted more from the eu in return for its help and double to $3.3 billion u.s. dollars already pledged to help refugees on turkish soil and guarantees about the reopening of its eu membership plan and quicker access for
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turkish citizens to eu visas, none of these are promises made by the eu here, they are crucial details and difficult ones yet to be discussed and there are key objections to be overcome within the eu and concerns that turkey is using the refugee crisis to further its eu membership bid, hungry vetoing any attempt to settle refugees from turkey and italy, insisting respect in turkey be part of any deal, agreement in principle only but it is nevertheless an important milestone, brussels. as european leaders outline the strategy to solve the crisis thousands of frustrated people and pleasing with macedonia to open its border. the balkin state only allowing in a small number of refugees to
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cross each day and thousands gathering at the border fence demanding to be let through so they can continue their journey north and the president didn't offer them much hope. >> translator: your first refugees at the border increase at macedonia and first of all they have to understand they are able to cross and speed up relocation and to a certain degree some people who do not qualify for asylum but for the moment these people need to be supported and provided with aid and greece will be supported by this and will be financed by europe. >> we have western turkey where many refugees get on boats headed to greece and we will speak to him in a moment and also have mohamed on the greek island of lesbos where a boat of refugees arrived from turkey and we begin with mohamed to tell us what you saw this morning.
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>> reporter: well, we watched as they brought in about five boat loads of refugees who they had rescued from the water between turkey and greece. now, what they have been doing is go out, get the people from the rubber dinghys, put them on their boats and bring them to the island of lesbos and try to do this to minimize the number of deaths on the aegean. we watched as they brought in the refugees who were mainly from syria, iran and afghanistan and once that arrived at the port they were taken by buses to this camp which we are authorized where they register, get the necessary papers and where they are given temporary accommodation for a few days.
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in the past, i mean about a week ago what they used to do is give the refugees some special boats to take them to athens, of course the refugees used to pay for these but now they stopped that to try and ease the congestion caused by the closed borders, there are about 35,000 according to the greek government refugees stranded in the country and they don't want many more going there. however, the refugees are still free to go and they have to go through commercial means. >> okay, mohamed giving us the update from lesbos and thank you and let's cross over to mohamed who is joining us from ismir in western turkey and mohamed were the greek and turkish prime ministers are meeting and what do we expect to come out of that meeting? >> well, doreen first i should say this meeting has been delayed for a few hours and it was expected to start a few hours ago but because the
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turkish prime minister was later than expected staying in brussels yesterday his arrival here was much later and delayed it by a couple of hours and we are expecting in a little less than an hour from now greek and turkish prime minister will be meeting and greeted behind me. we are in front of the prime minister's office in ismir and it's appropriate this meeting would take place in ismir because it's a city and one of the main launch pads in turkey, a place where thousands of refugees everyday get in those rickety boats and cross the aegean into greece. no real formal agenda has been announced by the planners of this meeting but it's widely expected here that the top priority on the agenda and the meeting between the two leaders would be the refugee crisis and following up on what was agreed upon yesterday in brussels this is a meeting in which ways of cooperation between turkey and
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greece will be discussed, will be investigated and we expect later in the day will be announced and one of the key things that the two countries would like to agree upon and like to cooperate more on is try to contain the refugee crisis, also on the agenda today will be bilateral trade agreements, economic pacts between the two countries but really first and foremost we expect what will be discussed thoroughly is the refugee crisis and how these two key countries in the migration route in this refugee crisis will try to cooperate to contain the crisis from spreading any further. >> reporting from ismir, thank you. asylum seekers resettled in cambodia from detention center returned to their homeland and a muslim man from myanmar were sent to cambodia from the australian camp and they agreed to take hundreds of asylum seekers under $40 million deal
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which rights group continue to criticize and we have a specialist in human trafficking and australia human rights watch and says the program is a waste of money and does not guaranty the safety of refugees. >> the reality is this deal has cost the australian government $55 million to send five people to cambodia and three of those people now have left the country, you only have two left, so it has been a complete waste of money and i think we knew from the start that cambodia was not equipped as a place to resettle refugees, there were already significant problems with refugees already living in cambodia so the australian government thought they could throw money at the problem and it would go away but reality is different and it's hard for people to do that. they can't send people there unless they volunteer to go there and as unhappy as people are on the route i think they
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are actually quite skeptical and scared of going to a country like cambodia which has atrocious human. i.s.i.l. emirate there and says a group of 50 armed men stormed post killing 12 soldiers and seven civilians. >> translator: 36 fighters have been killed and 7 more have been arrested and we have some information of tunisia elements but foreigners responsible for attack and we have gathered important information from the terrorist. >> reporter: attack had tunisia to close the border and it's believed that entered the country and sat on the country and we report. >> reporter: the people of ben gardane woke up to in the sound of heavy gunfire. the attacks on the town were
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coordinated on the national army and security forces. some people report seeing dozens of fighters roaming the streets. tunisia authorities say they killed many of them including this man who they accuse of attempting to fire a rocket propelled grenade at a police station. this was one of the targets and had tortured here in the heart of ben gardane and what this attack shows is there is an organized, well armed group operating in this border region and capable of hitting strategic targets. some call ben gardane the world west of tunisia known for the smuggling of goods from nearby libya its markets and shops are now closed tunisia people traveled from here to fight the groups of i.s.i.l. in libya and many people here think that i.s.i.l. is behind what happened. >> translator: they are dirt. we are not afraid of them.
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all the people of ben gardane are in solidarity with the government, i'm a citizen, for us everyone is in solidarity with the government. we hate them. they don't represent us. they do not represent tunisia. >> translator: i'm afraid and we are all afraid in ben gardane because it's the first thing something like this happened. >> reporter: one possible reason for attack is revenge for a resent u.s. air strike in western libya. most of those killed were true tunisia and thought it happened with the help of tunisia intelligence. last week around a dozen armed fighte fighters crossed the border attacking security forces but this time it was a much larger group. >> translator: this is an unprecedented attack planned and organized and whose goal was probably take control of this area and to announce a new emirate. >> reporter: but tunisia government recently built a barrier along its border with libya to try to stop arms
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trafficking and fighters from crossing in. tunisia clearly needs better intelligence to protect its borders, this fighting also shows a threat is not just coming from libya it is already within tunisia itself. al jazeera, ben gardane, southern tunisia. u.s. military man ders say a drone strike in somalia killed more than 150 al-shabab fighters and they confirmed the attack but says the u.s. is exaggerating those killed and it was attacked with bombs and missiles and el shabab with links to al-qaeda is trying to over throw the government and el shabab blamed for gun attacks in east africa including the nairobi attack that killed people in kenya and it was a preventative measure to stop future attacks by el shabab. >> they posed an imminent threat
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to u.s. and african union mission forces in somalia. their removal, the removal of those terrorist fighters degrade el shabab's objective for recreating members and bases and planning attacks on u.s. and other forces. >> reporter: the spokesman said we welcome the drone attack on t the el shabab base and it will minimize the threats of el shabab and crossing live from the capitol mogidushu and tell us about the report because there are conflicting reports about it. >> reporter: well doreen there is no way of verifying the casualties reported and the pentagon says 150 el shabab were killed in the air strikes and el shabab says it's an exaggeration
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and we know the air strikes took place in a remote region of somalia far from any base that civilians lead. this is not the first time that russia carried out air strikes in somalia and often targets leaders from el shabab and in 2014 the former leader of el shabab was killed in an air strike by the pentagon and comes at a time that is really important and significant and somalia will hold elections later this year and where el shabab has increased its targets or attacks in south southern and central. >> we have other stories that we will tell the view murders about and the australia navy says that rifles and machine guns were intercepted off the coast and australia is part of an
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international maritime force on patrol and it's not clear who was waiting for weapons but it would violate the u.n. security arms embargo and a bomb hidden in a laptop caused explosion in an airport on north of the country on monday, six people hurt in that incident and happened at an airport check point around 300 kilometers north of the capitol mogidushi and were trying to get it on a plane going there and mohamed you are still from mogadishu and whether or not there has been a claim of responsibility. >> there has been no claim of responsibility. if we start with the bomb plot at the airport it is actually the second time a bomb has been just last month a bomb went off
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on a flight to jibuti and the security situation is tense and comes at a time when the european union cut the funding for soldiers by some 20% and the african union says it will not just affect relations with el shabab but effect the moral of the soldiers and el shabab sees it as a moral boost for its soldiers and it has as a result appears to have increased its attacks. just in january this year it attacked an african union base run by the kenya soldiers and it killed dozens of soldiers so these latest developments is not it appears as if the united states is carrying out these drone or air strikes as reactions to el shabab attacks in south and central somalia. >> thank you for that update
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from mogadishu. let's more ahead on the al jazeera news hour including tanzania attracting attention for a crack down on corruption but will he succeed. and in mexico where this woman is using an unique way to fight sexual harassment. >> 18 years, 18 is a good number. >> reporter: in sport one of the n fchlfnfl's greatest playe farewell to the sport. ♪ first it's the second anniversary of the biggest ever aviation mystery, the disappearance of 239 passengers and crew aboard malaysia air flight 317 and held a somber visual in kuala-lumpur and in
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beijing families demanded answers as they protested outside a buddhist temple and many chinese passengers were on board and took off from the capitol bound for beijing in the early hours of march the 8th, 2014. about an hour later communications from the crew seized and the aircraft disappeared from civilian radar. military radar tracked it for another hour as it turned through the route and vietnamese and vanished over the sea and transmissions from one of the aircraft systems said it possibly flew for hours to the southern indian ocean on this arc off of australia which is the focus of search efforts and lawrence has more on the investigation and the anniversary. >> reporter: the second anniversary of the disappearance of flight mh370 was in malaysia
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in a low key manner and a moment of silence in parliament behind me to remember all 239 people on board the plane when it disappeared. a team of international investigators issued an interim report, according to the aviation organization a report has to be issued on each anniversary of an accident until a final report has been issued so this is the second interim report and unfortunately it does not disclose any new information or information that is not already in the public domain. the prime minister of malaysia issued a statement on tuesday, on the anniversary saying officials are doing all they can to find the plane and solve what is being described as the biggest civil aviation mystery in history. now on two rather encouraging pieces of evidence have been found, two pieces of possibly plane debris were found, one on
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an island and one on no no-mozambeke and trying to find out if it came from the 370 and they expect the search operation that is on going in the southern ocean to come to an end sometime in july of this year and at that point three countries china, australia and malaysia will decide whether or not to continue the operations. sanctions over north korea for the rocket launch and putting individuals and organizations on its black list for financial transactions and they also put entry ban on any ship that has been to north korea and rob mcbride has more from seoul. >> reporter: to heat further pressure on north korea coming
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on top of the wide ranging and shuns agreed by the u.n. last week and identifying key individuals and organizations in north korea, banning them from having financial dealings in south korea. there are also further restrictions on trade, stopping vessels that have called in the north korean port for visiting south korea for 180 days and identifying and stopping the import of north korean exports through a third country. the restrictions even go as far as encouraging south koreans when traveling abroad not to visit north korean restaurants which are seen as a source of much needed hard currency by north korea. all of these measures according to south korea are men to south north korea into taking another path away from the one that it has chosen to far and north korea showing no signs of doing
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any such thing. the weather with everton and rains across north asia everton. >> heavy downpours across south korea and japan and maybe flooding and more showers over the next couple days and satellite picture you can see the large area of cloud out in the open waters and produced 168 millimeters of rain south here and more wet weather sweeping out of the east china sea and across the peninsula and five degrees celsius and cooling to nine degrees, very heavy rain makes its way through on wednesday going on into thursday. brighter skies come back in by this day so a chance to die out. meanwhile the cloud and rain continues to pile its way out of central china pushing out towards shanghai just south of that 56 millimeters of rain in 24 hours and may see a similar amount over the next 24 hours and wet weather seeking further southward to hong kong and 23
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celsius in hold on hong kong and 17 thursday and heavy rain and notice some snow there on the leading edge and shanghai is just eight degrees. we had flooding rains to effect the peninsula and massive cloud here in qatar and heavy rain in uae and it has been wet a couple days and wednesday and thursday more rain and turning drier by friday. >> everton thank you, lawsuits filed in the u.s. city where drinking water is being poisoned, lead leached into the -- leaked rather in the water supply in flint after state officials switched the city source to save money and rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: cameron and payton and lightfoot of flint mission have dangerously high levels of lead in their young bodies and their family and six others joined a class action lawsuit to hold local and state officials
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responsible. >> what we are trying to do here is to get action and get action quick for these families. the proper attention by the epa, by the state regulatory agencies has not come. >> reporter: the contamination began when state officials switched the source of the city's water in order to save money. the more corrosive water taken from a local river began desolving lead from the old pipes and the old pipes are being dug up and tens of thousands more will have to go. >> this is a crisis and we can't wait, the longer it takes us to do one line the longer it takes us to get to everybody else. >> reporter: residents say ripping up the pipes won't uproot their fears. >> it's scary and even like the pipes and the water you still have to worry about the water. >> reporter: flint is synonymous with bad water but it's not the only u.s. town with
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a lead emergency and mississippi, ohio and pennsylvania found high levels of lead in the water supply and it is an neuro toxin and the young may have permanent loss of some mental abilities and families in flint want someone to pay for putting their children at that kind of risk, rob reynolds, al jazeera. still to come on the news hour widen decent in iraq as it struggles to deal with i.s.i.l. and economic crisis and we will tell you what is adding to the country's problems and why high school graduates are struggling to find jobs in south africa. i'm paul in green land where the arctic winter games are bringing competitive sport to some of the world east most isolated communities. ♪
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the top stories on the al jazeera news hour some european leaders agreed to back turkey's proposal to send the rf gets to europe and ankara taking back refugees for funding and fast track of its eu membership bids and tunisia confirmed that 12 military personnel were killed in a border town on monday and said the raid in which 36 fighters also died was a terrorist attack aimed at establishing an i.s.i.l. emirate in the town. u.s. military commander saying a
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drone strike in somalia killed 150 el shabab fighters and they confirmed the attack and says the u.s. is exaggerating the number killed. so back to one of our top stories and we have been telling you about the eu turkey agreement and now we will speak from the ankara office and part of the german marshal fund off the united states so the eu and turkey have agreed on these sort of broad principles, what they are calling them of the plan but how confident are you on a final agreement? >> well, first of all even if it's not an excellent plan it is a good plan assuming that it will work. but there are indications that would be many pitfalls on the way for the plan to be implemented. >> that is exactly it, implementation here is key, isn't it, how difficult is that going to be? >> well, i mean, first of all
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the plan is not finalized yet and we do it for more than a week until the eu council to see what the details of the plan will be and there will be bilateral negotiations between turkey and european officials in those week, in a few days. but the main pitfall that i see here, the main flow in the plan is the following, so there is one part of the plan suggests that the european union will take one syrian refugee from turkey for every syrian refugee that is readmitted from greece to turkey. now, this sounds very good. of course there are two objectives in such a plan. the first one is to replace the irregular immigration route with a legal channel for migration to the eu so as to disrupt the business model. now this sounds very good. the second objective is
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replacing the fact that most of the illegal immigrants head for germany and a few other member states. there will be some sort of responsibility of sharing in eu states in terms of harming the refugees, each eu member state takes it but here is the problem, the problem is if all the individual member states will agree in adding up to a quarter of refugees they want to take from turkey, let's assume in 2017 turkey admits 20,000 refugees from turkey to greece it will mean between themselves, among themselves the eu member states will need to create a quarter or 20,000 to take from turkey. >> for the same of time i need to ask you about turkey's position because turkey asking for additional funding, it is also asking to speed up access to the eu when it comes to the plan so what do you make of
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turkish plan and to learn all these issues together? >> well, obviously turkey wants to share responsibility with the eu member states and turkish officials say that turkey has already spend more than 10 billion euros for the refugees in turkey and turkey wants to share more of this with the european union and by the way of course this plan together with the action plan that was agreed upon with the eu before suggests that there will be more refugees in turkey rather than less in the future which means that turkey will have to spend even more and i think it's only normal that turkey wants to share this responsibility with the european union. on the other end i must say linking turkey's membership process to the refugee deal is somewhat against the spirit of the process because eu process was enormative process and would
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closer to the eu for certain criteria and implementing certain reforms and now actually this normative nature of the eu access process is being destroyed and replaced by some sort of bizarre bargaining between turkey and the eu which i think it will actually which actually will hurt turkey's eu membership prospecs in the future. >> thank you for speaking to us from ankara. meetings to resolve rift between leading political parties seem to have failed and the cleric who has a major block in parliament threatened to bring down the government if a new cabinet is not appointed and that adds to a list of problems for the prime minister abadi and jane reports from baghdad. >> reporter: north of baghdad on the way to mosul iraqi security forces recaptured hundreds of kilometers of territory held by i.s.i.l.
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former shia militia now under the nominal command of the iraqi government and the battle near samara last week and prime minister abadi say the operations are a step to driving i.s.i.l. out of the much wider territory in the west and the north. >> translator: these forces are fighting the enemy, they are moving thousands of kilometers from areas where hundreds of i.s.i.l. fighters gather to launch offenses and salah and areas of baghdad. >> reporter: assault on mosul is still likely months away the white house says they started preparing the ground for an offensive. >> mosul will be very complicated. it will be a mix of forces and it will be very important to ensure it is well planned, it is well planned from a military perspective and from a humanitarian perspective and well planned from a political perspective. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. is not the only threat to the iraqi government and shia cleric
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threatened to withdraw support in government from the abadi government if they don't make the sweeping reforms he promised last year. and the followers claim officials in the zone which is home to iraqi government ministries and diplomatic missions are stealing money while they are suffering the consequences of the economic crisis and corruption. >> translator: part of the corruption is the ministry of education. everyone knows that in the ministry itself and with all the unemployed teachers in order to get a job we need to pay at least 15,000 u.s. dollars. >> reporter: ministry denies the charges and says it has a hiring freeze. even leading religious scholars are fed up and the most revered shia cleric said through his representative he will stop giving sermons demanding reform because the government is not listening. the iraqi prime minister is in a tough position right now, if he pushes too hard to reshuffle
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cabinets or arrest corrupt officials he could risk losing support from political blocks he needs but he could also lose support if he doesn't implement those reforms. jane with al jazeera, baghdad. israeli police have shot dead a palestinian woman in east jerusalem and the woman attempted to stab border officers in jerusalem's old city and officers opened fire. over the past five months 188 palestinians have been killed in similar incidents, 28 israelis died in the same period. tanzania president attracting attention from africa and beyond for a public crack down on corruption and john is ruling ccm party has been in power for more than 50 years so there is plenty of skepticism he will be able to stamp out corruption and cut wasteful public spending and malcolm web is in the capitol. >> reporter: since winning
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tanzania presidential elections in october last year john has caused a stir. and saw him addressing judges and lawyers in the capitol and he declared an unprecedented crack down on corruption and wasteful spending. >> translator: there are people using public money the way they want and there are very poor people in this country and officials who when they decide to sit as a board cannot find a suitable hotel in the country and have to go to europe for a board meeting. >> reporter: days after being sworn in november he paid a surprise visit to the main government hospital, he found broken medical machine and patients sleeping on the floor so he fired the managing director and next came the container port and serves the whole region and the government says it was losing millions of dollars of revenue every year because of corruption and tax evasion and the top officials an
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ordered the last revenue to be covered and called attention of social users in the continent and beyond and the trending hash tag what would he do has been a vehicle for thousands of jokes about saving money. communications says it shows a longing for better governance. >> i would like to see his team work along the same lines that he has and that for this momentum to be sustained and i'll be interested to see or have this conversation again in one year and see has this changed being something that we can say is really sincere and genuine because it is managed to out live the early days of excitement of a new leader. >> reporter: not the first leader in the region to come to power on an anticorruption ticket but past promises of cleaner government have people feeling that nothing has really changed. tanzanians are waiting to see if this time it will be different.
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malcolm web, al jazeera. youth unemployment is a major problem across africa and it is expected to get twice as bad. around 400 million young people could be jobless in the next 30 years and having a high school diploma or university degree is not making it easier to find work as harry reports from johannesburg. >> reporter: this privately run job training center is teaching high school graduates basic technical skills such as computer courses. the sense in the township in johannesburg could help them find work and some have been unemployed for years. he owns the training center and employees a few workers and says finding work for job seekers is not easy. >> you find yourself sitting with over 2000 people coming to apply for that opportunity. many young people now are distressed and have lost hope.
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>> reporter: the official unemployment rate in south africa is at least 25%. the unofficial rate is thought to be much higher. high school enrollment here is very high and more than 90% but many teenagers don't graduate, some of those who do finish school can't find work. the u.n. says more than 4 million south africans were unemployed last year. having a university diploma or degree sometimes doesn't make finding a job easier, the south africa development association says there are more than 600,000 unemployed graduates and students about to finish their degrees are worried. >> a person should have like a diploma and i might not get a job. >> reporter: the government has created some jobs but many are temporary and unsustainable. >> the problem is the economy of south africa is affecting everyone and if they are ever
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going to work in low levels of manual labor but now that the populus is increasing in terms of the education so we get this kind of shock of people not going to be absorbed in it. >> reporter: rising unemployment levels is a challenge facing most african countries and youth unemployment are double those adults and the continent has the youngest population in the world, almost 200 million people between 15-24 years old and the u.n. says that number will likely double by 2045 and most african economies are not growing fast enough to give most of them a chance for employment, harry with al jazeera, johannesburg. mexico have come up with a novel way to deal with the big harassment problem and half of the women living in mexico city have commented on being for formented in public. >> reporter: often a fleeting
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encounter but the anger and shame of sexual harassment the street can linger. these women are fighting back with a song called sexist of punk and a confetti gun. watch as they confront men who have made offensive comments or gestures at them, the men are surprised although all of them told us they were not embarrassed, they hid their faces or laughed nervously. >> translator: they are wasting our time. they don't feel ashamed because we didn't do anything. >> reporter: for the last three years these three women have been confronting sexual harassers through performance. they say they endured harassment on the streets of mexico city since they were children and it's time it ended. >> translator: we live in a world where everything revolves around men and we are not interested in educating men, what we want to do is to empower
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women. >> reporter: but women's rights groups say educating men is key to changing attitudes. there is no law in mexico punishing street sexual harassment even if there were in a country where there is great distrust of the police getting women to report it may be especially difficult, even so there are calls to enact a law. >> translator: any changes in the law is going to take time so it's very important to take direct action to educate, to talk to other women so they can identify the harassment and they can ask for help. >> reporter: only a handful of men have ever apologized although they may not be seeing results the street the women say they are seeing results from within. >> translator: now i feel more empowered and more confident about reacting and stop being afraid of walking in the street. >> reporter: the women are spreading their message via social media and say they received support from across latin america. they hope they will spur a
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movement that is heard beyond the streets of mexico. natasha, al jazeera, mexico city. now it's time for the sports news. >> thank you very much and the highest earning female sports star for the past decade has admitted to failing a drug test, former tennis world number one maria sharapova tested positive at this year's australian open the five time grand slam champion said in a news conference she received a letter telling her about the failure where the substance was a medicine she had been taking for ten years and was only added to the ban list at the beginning of 2016 and the 28-year-old has not competing since losing to serena williams at quarter finals at that tournament and has been troubled by injuries. the russian who has been provisionally suspended doesn't want to end her career this way. >> i made a huge mistake and i
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let me fans down. i've let the sport down that i have been playing since the age of four that i love so deeply. i know that with this i face consequences and i don't want to end my career this way and i really hope that i will be given another chance to play this g e game. >> reporter: the drug maria sharapova used is called meldonium and has known it as meldonate and what is it and used for patients with heart conditions and alcoholic seizures and they like it as it aids oxygen up take and endurance answer it's one of the biggest exports but not licensed in many countries including the united states. and it's been on the world antidoping agency's watch list for over a year it only became a
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ban substance on january the first. and joining me now is one of maria sharapova's former coaches michael and he is in melbourne and michael how surprised are you by this? >> very surprised when the announcement came through today. it was quite frankly expecting a retirement announcement but certainly not this kind of announcement. >> reporter: and maria sharapova mentioned she started taking the drug in 2006, that is after you worked with her. did she have any heart problems that you're aware of during this time when you were coaching her? >> certainly i was not privy to any information that might have suggested that or i definitely didn't see anything to that effect. it's something that she possibly developed at a later age i guess. >> reporter: you have worked with maria sharapova for about two years and you know her character better than anyone else here. do you believe it's a mistake? >> in my opinion i feel it's a
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mistake. the time that i spent working with her she was nothing but professional right down to her diet. i mean she looked at everything that she put in her mouth so this is an absolute total surprise to me. >> reporter: what about her career, i mean after this some of the sponsors or most of the sponsors have pulled out like nike and can we say this is the end of her career? >> i don't think so. i mean, we are all used to maria sharapova being a fighter on court and the way she is in her personal life so i think we will find that maria sharapova will fight on after whatever decision is handed down. >> well, michael a former coach of maria sharapova speaking to us from melbourne and thank you very much for that. one of the american footballers
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most successful quarterbacks decided to retire from the nfl, the den verse broncos player won two superbowl titles among his many achievements but has also faced problems with injuries and public image and andy gallagher reports. >> reporter: widely considered one of the game's greatest quarterbacks peyton manning career spanned 18 years and leaves the national football league as all time leader in passing touchdowns and helped two teams earn a superbowl and five most valuable player awards and on monday he bid the game an emotional farewell >> when i look back on my nfl career i will know without a doubt i gave everything for me teams to walk away with a win, there were other players who were more talented but there was no one who could out prepare me and because of that i have no regrets. >> reporter: manning's career began in 1998 when he was drafted for the indianapolis colts and played 13 seasons taking the team to the playoffs
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a total of 11 times but perhaps more importantly manning left a profound impact on the game and the state. >> peyton manning turned it from historically being a basketball state into a football state. that is the effect that he had while he was there. he took them to a couple superbowls and winning one in indianapolis but another in denver but his impact on what indianapolis or the state of indiana has become has been immense. >> reporter: at 39 he was the oldest quarterback to start and win a superbowl but in resent seasons he was plagued by injuries and accusations that may damage a once squeaky clean image and denied allegations of sexual assault as a student and performance enhancing drug was delivered to his wife at their there home. >> i reveer football and love the game so you don't have to wonder if i will miss it, absolutely, absolutely i will. >> reporter: peyton manning turns 40 this month and
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retirement is no surprise to many but few doubt he will leave a mark on the game, andy gallagher, al jazeera golden state warriors continues to make history and has become the first nba player to make 303 pointers in a season and 41 points in 119-113 victory over the orlando magic for their 45th straight home victory. meanwhile dallas mavericks lost for a third time in a row and beat by the los angeles clippers on monday and chris was the star of the night with 27 points to lead the clippers to 109-90 win over the mavs. football news now and royal madrid does not agree with some of the fans who want renaldo and booed but his own supporters during saturday 7-1 home win and he scored four times and comes a
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week after the portuguese had criticized his team mates following the defeat to atletico and they are back later on tuesday for the champion league game and lead 2-nil from the first leg of this last 16 ties. and tuesday's other champion league game features rosburg and lead 3-2 for the first leg in belgium and scored twice for the visitors and see the german league reach the quarter finals for the first time in their history. >> translator: is this historic? sure it's historic but i think it too would be in the quarter finals for the first time because that team can still achieve something to and tomorrow's game has many facets to pay attention to and the team is well prepared. >> reporter: games underway in
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green land after snowstorms in the capitol had threatened to keep athletes away. around a thousand youngsters have flown in to compete in the event which as paul reese reports has a vital role in building bridges between isolated arctic communities. >> reporter: transport options are limited in a country that is 81% ice. green land has no national road system so helicopters, planes or boats and the only way to get between towns or tiny outposts like this just 56,000 people live in this vast country, a third of them in nuke the world's smallest capitol hosting green land's biggest ever sporting event. >> from up here you really see just how isolated green land is with a population that would fit in an english stadium in a country smaller than india and it's rare for people across the
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arctic to come together and meet in one place. that is where the arctic winter games come in. metals competed for in sports from the summer and winter olympics as well as traditional sports rarely seen outside the arctic circle. but the real victory is bringing together young people who share the same culture but who live thousands of miles apart. in places like canada and russia and the sammy lands in scandanavia and hard fought with a storm closing the airport and stranding hundreds of athletes outside nute before the first day of competition. >> supposed to come here three days ago and stuck three days at home. >> we are the arctic and needs to be in the arctic to experience arctic winter games. >> sports metalist tommy carries green land's hopes and quite literally green landers and job as a pilot vital in getting athletes to the games.
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>> not like denmark or any other country you can drive a car two or three hours and here we need to spend a lot of money just to see family and when you get to see the other from alaska, canada, it's nice to see that even though we are isolated and think it's only us here in the north but we are not. >> reporter: the games finish on friday when they will begin the job of getting the competitors home but only if the weather decides to play ball. paul reese, al jazeera, nuke, green land. >> that is all the sport and more later on and back to doreen. >> thank you very much for that update and three years ago al jazeera filmed children working in coal mines in the indian state, a year later the government banned coal mining, in that area and now we have returned to see if the government's actions had any effect and we report from the east hills in northeast india. >> reporter: he is a minor
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turned farmer. when the indian government ban coal mining, here he and others switched to farming and makes less money but says he is happier. >> translator: mining, definitely pays more but if i to think of my health and family safety then farming is better. >> reporter: but surrounding his field we spot at least eight active mines, the ban it seems has had little effect. >> translator: we investigate further and find and al jazeera filmed him three years ago as a child miner and he was re rescued by a charity but back to working in the mines. >> translator: people like me don't have an education, who is going to give me a job? all i can do is manual labor and rely on myself. >> reporter: he confirms mines here are still operational and that children are still being used as labor. he takes us to meet some of them. the smaller one is his brother. he says he is 13 years old.
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>> translator: coal is very hard and sometimes when i strike stones like this in the mine it creates a spark. my pick axe has broken before too but i'm not afraid of all this. what scares me the most are the ghosts down there. >> reporter: these boys make five times more than the poverty line here but the mine owner offers them no protection if things go wrong and it's dangerous work not fit for children and also have to buy their own equipment, no one wears a helmet. this mine continues to extract coal in violation of the court order and it is using children. these kids and their families are caught in a cycle of exploitation because mining, is all they have ever known and just don't know what else to do. coal that was extracted before the ban went into effect was allowed to be transported, all new mining, had to stop. but that was two years ago. yet the transport of coal from
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these mines goes on. >> translator: we showed the evidence to a local member of parliament who also used to own mines in the region. >> i don't say there is no violation and so many cases have been filed and people have been arrested but you see when you have been in the business for so long and people are have nothing to do so people are tempted. >> reporter: all the ban seems to have done is force the smaller mine owners to close down while the bigger ones owned i the political elite continued to operate unchecked and the children who work in them seem to have no other alternative. al jazeera, east hills in northeast india. thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera, you can also read much more about that story the ban filed from india on our website al and also find the day's top story and covering attack in somalia by the u.s. so more on that on our
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